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Oct 26, 2012 9:00pm PDT
wednesday. >> all right voters in the east bay will decide whether to the tax soda and other sugar sweeten benches in 10 days or so. if measure m passes richmond is the first to impose the penny per ounce tax on business that is sell soft drinks and big money is coming in from outside the bay area. mark tonight with the expensive local battle. >>reporter: studies have shown that drinking sugar sweeten drink is linked to the rising previous lens of obesity in children. so retired cardiologist jeff convinced majority of the fellow council members in richmond to put a measure on the november ballot that would tax soda and other sugar drinks using the money to make children healthy. >> for the 3 million we take in we can put in new soccer fiel fields. softball fields. we can teach our kids third graders how to swim and put nutrition teachers in the elementary school. >>reporter: he's convinced the tax will encourage parents to buy 100 percent just and other non-sugar drinks in place of soda. >> it really is parallel to big tobacco and to what we did with cigarettes. >>reporter: soft dr
Nov 2, 2012 9:00pm PDT
most talked about issues on the ballot next tuesday is proposition 30. its tax measure governor brown is pushing hard to pass that supporters say will help california schools. nannette miranda tonight has both sides of this contentious debate. >> all the talk about proposition 30. governor brown's tax measure centers around public school funding but a local representatives are worried about the other part of prop 30, prison inmate shift where counties must house thousands of low level inmates. if it fails tuesday, they are asking how can they afford this expense. >> if the money goes away, it's going to have a dramatic impacted on the way we do business. >> lawmakers have a history of taking money from one program to pay for another. constitution protection says politicians can't touch the money at all unless it goes back to the voters. >> next two budget years, show counties will get $6 billion in each of those years to take on the new inmates. >> the funding will still continue. >> but it is after that that worries officials? >> priorities may change, legislators may change, g
Nov 1, 2012 9:00pm PDT
about making his case for a temporary sales tax increase on everything except groceries and gas and a longer hike on income taxes making over quarter a million a year. >> those who have done the best, can't they help us in california ace time of need. >> without the $6 billion that prop 30 would generate. the automatic trigger cuts are in the budget. >> money into the schools and colleges, into the california dream or out. yes or no. >> more californians saying yes, 48-38% opposed. >> all the governor needs is another two or 3 percentage points and this thing will pass. >> former chair of the state republican party doesn't think so. >> usually when you are in this situation and you blow below 50% the odds are against it. >> take a look at the numbers one more time. 14% are undecided. those undecided voters tend to break heavily for the no side. >> it's just voters are resistant to change. no on 30 campaign is certainly trying to raise doubts about the proposition. pain xain has received $11 million donation out of state. a contribution the governor believes is illegal. >> the appropri
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